SecGen report on the work of the Organization – GA general debate – Verbatim record (excerpts)

Official Records


General Assembly
Sixtieth session
24th plenary meeting
Thursday, 29 September 2005, 10 a.m.
New York



Mr. Jan Eliasson  ……………………………………………………………………….



  The meeting was called to order at 10.10 a.m.


Agenda item 110 (continued)


Report of the Secretary-General on the work of the Organization (A/60/1) 


  The President : Members will recall that the Secretary-General presented his report to the General Assembly at the 9th plenary meeting, held on 17 September 2005.

 Mr. Akram (Pakistan): …

… We see better prospects for peaceful settlement of the question of Palestine and the Jammu and Kashmir dispute. We remain concerned, however, over the persistence of other crises and conflicts in Asia and Africa, where innocent lives are being lost daily. We condemn the recent terrorist attacks in the United Kingdom, Egypt, Iraq and other regions of the world.

  Mr. Hamidon (Malaysia): …

  Nor should the United Nations not lose sight of one long-standing problem which has been confronting the Organization since its inception: the question of Palestine. Malaysia welcomes the Israeli withdrawal from Gaza. But this should be part of the road map process and should be quickly followed by similar measures in the West Bank. Israel should also cease all settlement activities, including in and around Jerusalem, as well as the construction of the separation wall, which has been pronounced illegal by the International Court of Justice. The United Nations must remain engaged in efforts for the establishment of an independent and sovereign Palestinian State with Jerusalem as its capital.

The meeting rose at 12.55 p.m.




 This record contains the text of speeches delivered in English and of the interpretation of speeches delivered in the other languages. Corrections should be submitted to the original languages only. They should be incorporated in a copy of the record and sent under the signature of a member of the delegation concerned to the Chief of the Verbatim Reporting Service, room C-154A. Corrections will be issued after the end of the session in a consolidated corrigendum.

Document symbol: A/60/PV.24
Document Type: Meeting record, Verbatim Record
Document Sources: General Assembly
Subject: Agenda Item, Peace proposals and efforts
Publication Date: 29/09/2005

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